On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced "Die Hard" director, John McTiernan, to prison for a year. McTiernan, 59, is largely responsible for the success of movies like 'Die Hard' and 'Predator.' His prison sentence is for lying during the investigation carried out on the private detective, Anthony Pellicano. The famous Hollywood case involved illegal wiretapping and bribery allegations, according to a Jan. 15 report from E! Online.
The judge also ordered the director of 'The Hunt for Red October' to pay a $100,000 fine. Furthermore, after serving his sentence, he will spend three years on probation. In July 2010, McTiernan pleaded guilty to two counts of false statements to the FBI, and one of perjury for lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea.
According to prosecutors, McTiernan paid Pellicano $50,000 to intervene in phone calls of producer Charles Roven, who worked on the film 'Rollerball' (2002). Judge Dale Fischer rejected the defense arguments alleging that McTiernan had already served his punishment with the loss of income and damage to his reputation.
On Monday, McTiernan’s request to reverse his guilty plea was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. His previous appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was also rejected back in August.